Will My Insurance Pay for Weight Loss Surgery?

At Barix Clinics, we work with many commercial insurance plans, such as Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) and Blue Care Network (BCN), Priority Health, United Health Care, and Medicare.

Which Procedures are Covered?

In general, insurance companies that cover weight loss surgery will cover gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, adjustable gastric band surgeries, and other less common weight loss surgery procedures.

Weight Loss Surgery Improves Many Health Issues

Most insurance companies recognize that weight loss surgery improves or resolves a host of weight-related conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and more. Many individuals need fewer medications to treat their weight-related conditions.

The American Heart Association, the International Diabetes Foundation, and the American Diabetes Association have issued statements about weight loss surgery’s effectiveness.

Bariatric surgery is a proven winner in the battle against
many weight-related health concerns.

Ask This Question Before Choosing an Insurance Plan.

Many people with company-provided health plans or Medicare have options they can choose among during open enrollment. Doing a little bit of research now can help you make bariatric surgery a reality next year.

When considering a plan, be sure that bariatric surgery is not listed as a direct exclusion.

What if bariatric surgery is excluded from the health insurance plans available to you?

Contact a Barix Clinics Patient Service representative to discuss the other options available to you. 

Beat the Rush

Beat the January rush and schedule your consultation now for the end of the year. Convenient, time-saving, virtual consultations are available. You’ll meet with a surgeon who will provide information about the types of surgery and answer all your questions so you can decide if weight loss surgery is right for you.

Call Barix Clinics today to schedule your appointment: 800-282-0066.


About Deb Hart

Deb Hart is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. For the last 28 years, she has been helping bariatric surgery patients reach their health and weight goals. She teaches people how to set up a lifestyle that supports a healthy weight. Deb set up her own lifestyle to include lots of long walks with her furry family members, workout classes at her local wellness center, meal prepping, and finding new ways to enjoy foods without added sugar.
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